Just some thoughts for the serious athlete in todays sport landscape…
• You are either getting better at something everyday, or you are not. Simple
• Decide that you would rather excel at the sport, rather than just be on the team
• For those of you wanting to play in college, there is a difference between wanting to just play, and wanting to excel at that level. Two very different things.
• Take ownership of your shortcomings and don’t blame anyone else. These are the type that usually “lose motivation” when things don’t go their way
• You will play how you practice. If you half ass at practice, don’t expect your best self at games
• Be intentional about your own improvement. Going through the motions is wasted energy.
• Complainers always finish last. Separate yourself from the ones who do and don’t get sucked into that energy
• College coaches love athleticism, but appreciate the intangibles even more. Be a leader by example.
• There are usually those players on the team satisfied with just being there and usually the center of drama. Stay away from them.
• If you only wait until your season starts to get better, you will be behind and sell your self short
• Beware of the “speed and agility” coaches with no real education. Productivity is over activity.
• Help others get better, because in the process you become even better.
• Approach everyday like a game that you want to win. Tally your results daily.
The list could actually go on and on, but hopefully some of these hit.
Every single athlete that I have worked with has been successful because they have in some way leveraged the majority of these key things.
You’re either about that life, or you’re not.